Seven Years Later, Apple and Samsung Finally End Patent Battle
One of the longest consumer electronics stalemates has finally come to an end as Apple and Samsung settle a seven-year lawsuit over a plethora of patent infringement for an undisclosed amount.
The fulcrum of these lawsuits revolves entirely around the iPhone and the different technologies it introduced to the world. Multi-touch gestures, touchscreen keyboards, and a "colorful grid of icons" have all been points of contention not just between Apple and Samsung, but between Apple and the rest of smartphone manufacturers.
An otherwise condensed timeline - with many omissions - looks like this: